Quinoa Salad with Fresh Hearts of Palm (Ensalada de Quinoa con Chonta)

40 mins (prep 20)
6 ingredients
makes 8 (side dish) servings
Indigenous to the Andes, quinoa was called the mother grain by the Incas, who considered the plant sacred. And while much has been made of quinoa's nutritional properties, its fluffy texture and nuttiness in this recipe are a revelation. Because it comes together quickly and is full of bright flavors, this salad is sure to become a summer staple. It's worth seeking out the fresh hearts of palm, which have a vibrant snap, but if you cannot find them, do not substitute canned; instead, use chayote (see cooks’ note, below).

Categories:  quick-&-easy , south-american , potluck , picnic ,
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Serving Size (68.91 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 124.39 Calories from Fat 94.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.48g 128.96%
Saturated Fat 1.45g 58.06%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 122.96mg 40.99%
Total Carbohydrate 6.3g 16.81%
Dietary Fiber 1.33 g 42.49%
Sugars 0.23 g %
Protein 1.73g 27.71%
Vitamin A 1.16IU% Vitamin C 2.24mg%
Calcium 20.99mg% Iron 1.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
finely chopped red onion, fresh, flat-leaf parsley leaves, an